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Xylem publishes sustainability report


June 15, 2017
By Ground Water Canada

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Rye Brook, NY – International water technology company Xylem today published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which outlines its progress in advancing solutions to international water and energy resource challenges.

In the report, the company details its progress against its five-year sustainability goals, which include reducing water use by 25 per cent and greenhouse gas emission intensity and waste-to-landfill by 20 per cent each.

“While we strive to reduce our own environmental footprint, we also are investing more than ever in research and development with a keen focus on smart technologies and integrated solutions that can help our customers manage their own operations more sustainably,” said Patrick Decker, Xylem’s president and chief executive officer, in a news release.

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Through a corporate citizenship initiative, colleagues around the world are making an impact in their own communities by volunteering in water-related activities, logging more than 21,000 volunteer hours in 2016, Xylem said.

Earlier this month, the company issued a statement outlining its continued commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, highlighting the need for practical solutions and innovative technologies to help global communities mitigate the impacts of climate change and adapt to its resulting effects, such as prolonged drought and increased flooding.